Dr. Steven Meress

Dr. Steven G. Meress, MD, FACP, ABHM

Dr. Meress has been board certified in Internal Medicine and Holistic Medicine with experience in Emergency Medicine, Primary Care, Wellness and Longevity techniques. Dr. Meress completed his Bachelors of Science from the University of Wisconsin Madison in Medical Microbiology and received his medical degree from St. George University in Grenada, West Indies in 1986. Dr. Meress completed his last two years of medical school primarily in New York City and his residency at the University of Wisconsin-Marshfield Clinic in 1989. Since completion of his residency, he has been a staff physician and Chief of Emergency Medicine until founding and starting Fox Valley Wellness Center in 1999 with his late wife Julie.

Dr. Meress received Board-Certification in Holistic Medicine in 2006. He is also considered one of the foremost "Lyme-literate" physicians in the country, treating well over 2000 patients with Lyme Disease and is a member of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS).

His areas of focus include Hyperbaric Medicine, Women's Health, Thermography, Intravenous & Integrative Therapies for Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease & Heavy Metal Toxicity, Diagnostic & Alternative Therapies, Weight Management Programs and Thyroid Disease.

Dr. Meress is one of the top thyroid doctors and received the 2009 America's Top Physicians' award by the Consumers' Research Council of America.

Dr. Meress is a Fellow in The American College of Physicians, given to a small percentage of Internal Medicine Specialists in recognition of their dedication and knowledge in Internal Medicine.

About Fox Valley Wellness Center

Dr. Meress and his late-wife JulieFox Valley Wellness Center was founded in 1999, by Dr. Steven Meress, MD, FACP and his late-wife Julie, a Registered Nurse. The idea for Fox Valley Wellness Center actually began in 1989 while Dr. Meress and Julie were working together at a local hospital in the Emergency Room, Dr. Meress as Department Chief and Julie as Assistant Manager.

From time to time they discussed how certain patients came into the ER expecting relief of their symptoms, when they actually needed to find a cause for their symptoms. Some patients ended up in the ER due to frustration with their doctors and their diagnosis. Many times the two discussed other types of treatments that they had encountered and experienced. Discussions stemmed from the travels that both Dr. Meress and his wife have done throughout the world. They watched other cultures provide health care for little to no cost and with much less technology. Dr. Meress had spent time in Barbados, St. Vincent and Grenada, where he obtained his medical degree and was able to experience Third World medicine.

The concept of finding the cause instead of treating the symptoms became more evident. They came to realize that treating the symptoms or in other words, using the "Band-Aid approach", which traditional medicine embraces, would not fit into the philosophy of their clinic.

Expansion and Midwest Hyperbarics

Relying heavily on his excellent diagnostic skills from his traditional training and utilizing his knowledge of alternative therapies, Dr. Meress said, "As a physician, who is really a medical detective, it takes time to hear the story and ask the pertinent questions of a patient's history. Most of the time, the story elicits a diagnosis before a physical examination is performed". Word of mouth spread and 3 years later Fox Valley Wellness Center moved to a new, larger facility to offer more therapies and thus more options for patients.

Fox Valley Wellnes and Midwest Hyperbarics

In 2004 we expanded to include Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) for our patients, thus growing into 'Fox Valley Wellness Center/Midwest Hyperbarics'.

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